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The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice.
POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.
We speak with glaciologists Slawek Tulaczyk and Jake Walter, who study ice-sheet dynamics. Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s. Join us as we talk to scientists working with IceCube, a neutrino telescope buried in the ice under the South Pole. In this webcast from Antarctica, we meet up with Ted Scambos, a glaciologist from the University of Colorado and the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Solomon helps remote field camps with food. Today we found him making up one of the most important foods - gorp (often called "trail mix"). Check out the cool tool he uses to mix the tasty treat. Adelie penguins contemplate the water near a photographer at a crack in the ice. Photographer watches Adelie penguins file past him and take to the water in a crack in the sea ice. Adelie penguins walk right by photographers on their way to a crack in the sea ice. Peggy Malloy is THE person you want to be friends with if you are going out into the field with decent food. She is responsible for the field camp food stores. People who are out in the field need to be supplied with food. LOTS of food!